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  • APMMC
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    The summer of 1957 is the happiest of times for Clare Hamilton, despite a recent loss. She will shortly embark on her final year at Queens University, Belfast, and she is engaged to marry Andrew Richardson, the young man she has known and loved throughout her teenage years. Together they plan for a future which will take them far beyond the green hills of Ulster. Andrew has always wanted to farm and Clare is happy to find a teaching job wherever they can find land to develop. But when their hopes and dreams are shattered by a family tragedy, Clare finds herself taking the Liverpool boat alone, to a new destination in Paris, and to a life of glamour, travel and excitement that the orphan Clare, growing up in a house by the forge, surrounded by orchards, damp meadows and low green hills, could never have imagined. Yet there is a part of Clare that will never forget Andrew, nor the beloved landscape of her childhood.
  • APMNJ
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    Little Clare Hamilton is just nine years old when her childhood is abruptly ended by the sudden death of both her parents in a typhoid epidemic. Although part of a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins in and around Armagh, Clare feels bereft, and with the cares of the world on her shoulders. Claire settles for a time in Belfast, but she longs to go back to live in the country, and she seizes the opportunity of returning to her blacksmith grandfather. At first tentative and awkward, the relationship between the old man and his granddaughter develops into a warm and loving bond that will sustain Clare through the years of her adolescence, as she grows into a lovely, intelligent young woman with the world at her feet.
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    It is 1942, and the Second World War has been going on for three wearying years. Although outside the bombing area of German planes, the quiet countryside of County Down is far from peaceful. The textile mills around Banbridge are running on 24 hour shifts and Alex Hamilton is struggling to keep over-worked machinery going with no prospect of getting replacements and pressure rising all the time for fabric, uniforms, and woven equipment, all so desperately needed. Alex's wife Emily has struggles too, rationing and shortages of both food and fuel make it hard to provide food and comfort not only for their own son and daughters, but for the many young American soldiers stationed nearby, far from home and suffering loneliness. Throughout the most desperate of times there is still a welcome for friends and strangers and there are still moments of unexpected happiness at even the darkest of times.
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    County Armagh, 1932. For Sam Hamilton and Robert Scott, the world has changed greatly since the days when they played together outside their fathers' forge. Now in their fifties, with families of their own, they are grateful to have work at a time of mass-unemployment and little security for many of those who do have jobs. Focusing on the heartache of Sam's younger son and namesake, and the loneliness and anxiety of Robert's beloved youngest daughter, Ellie, For Many a Long Day is a story of courage and friendship, of disappointment and achievement, and most of all, of the final triumph of patience and love.
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    Now in her fifties and a grandmother, Rose Hamilton has much to be thankful for in the steady love of her husband John and their relative prosperity. But she is concerned for her children: Sarah, recently widowed, is burdened with grief and worried by signs of trade union discontent in the Sinton family mills. Sam, married to cold, selfish Martha, is struggling to bring up his six children. Only Hannah, happily married and living in England, causes Rose no worry, though she misses her dreadfully. As world events impinge on the family at Ballydown - the sinking of the Titanic and the outbreak of the First World War - Rose and Sarah face new challenges and tragedies in their daily lives.
  • AOOVF
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    1924. At nearly sixteen, Rosie Hamilton of Liskeyborough, is growing into a lovely young woman. With only another week to go at Miss Wilson's school in Richhill, she is concerned and preoccupied with what her future might hold. Rosie has always had to contend with her mother's fierce and unpredictable temper despite all the efforts of her kind and patient father, Sam. When Rosie has the opportunity to go to Kerry she takes a step into a completely new world and a future that will bring her happiness on the long journey to Kerry.
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    Little Rose McGinley is just seven years old when her family is harshly evicted from their home in Donegal, victims of the Clearances of 1861. It is the first step in what will be a long and eventful journey for Rose, one that will take her from Donegal to Kerry, and back again to the North, with her husband and four children.But the feisty little girl blossoms into a woman of extraordinary character, who confronts hardship and tragedy - as well as great happiness - with steadfast courage and the determination to keep her family together, against all the odds.
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    County Armagh, 1845. Married to the local blacksmith, young Sarah Hamilton spends her days looking after John and his apprentices at the forge, and her happiness is strengthened by the steady love of her husband and the beautiful green landscape of her home on Drumilly Hill. But when tragedy strikes, her life is changed forever. As the crops across Ireland begin to fail and the textile industry struggles to adapt to new methods, Sarah isn't the only one enduring hardships. Along with her friends and neighbours, Sarah lives through loss and disappointment, but ultimately discovers courage, love and the longevity of hope.
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    The hardest times can build the strongest friendships County Donegal, Ireland, April 1845. Since following her heart and moving from her comfortable home in Scotland to the harsh mountainside of Ardtur, County Donegal, Hannah McGinley hasn't had the easiest life. But surrounded by her two children and her loving husband Patrick she has found happiness. When her daughter returns home with news that her school may close as one of the teachers is moving away, Hannah feels compelled to take the vacant post. With the schoolmaster Daniel having lost his sight, Hannah knows that he won't be able to manage the children alone. But the money from teaching is poor and as the potato crops begin to fail all around them, times are getting tougher still. Will Hannah be able to help her family and save the school? This lyrical saga full of depth and emotion will sweep you away to a simpler time. Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: `I love all the books from this author' `beautifully written' `would recommend to everyone' `Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' `Looking forward to the next one.'
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    Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: `I love all the books from this author' `beautifully written' `would recommend to everyone' `Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' `Looking forward to the next one.' Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga series from Anne Doughty.